How you can download iOS 11 right now

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Finally! After months of public beta testing, iOS 11 is officially available for download, and you'll want to try out it for all the sweet new features.

The easiest way to update to iOS 11 is to jump into Settings > General > Software Update. As with previous updates, this one is too big to be downloaded over your cellular network, so make sure you're connected to Wi-Fi. 

You can also connect your device to your computer and update automatically through iTunes. 

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Apple iPad sales grow year-over-year for the first time since 2013

This time of year isn't usually great for Apple's hardware sales, but the company's newly released Q3 earnings has at least one pleasant surprise. In addition to raking in $45.4 billion in revenue over the past three months, Apple also said it sold 41 million iPhones and 11.4 million iPads. That works out to growth of a tepid 1.5 percent for iPhones over last year, but the iPads? We're looking at a jump of nearly 15 percent since last August. This also marks the first time iPad sales have grown year-over-year in Q3 since the dark days fo 2013.

Unofficial Apple museum shows decades worth of gear

        <img src="http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/a9dd6be95878780af09245a0c277bd32/203168884/apple-museum-power-mac-g4-cube.jpg" />Apple isn't about to open a museum any time soon, but that isn't stopping fans from making one of their own.  Prague's newly opened <a href="http://applemuseum.com/en/">Apple Museum</a> showcases what's billed as the "biggest" private collection of Apple gear, ranging from some of the earliest systems to models you can find in stores today.  The collection includes some relatively hard-to-find items, too, including the <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/22/before-macintosh-there-was-lisa-and-its-incredible-demo-video/">Lisa</a>, the <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/20/remembering-the-tam/">Twentieth Anniversary Mac</a> and a <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/22/beatles-collectors-box-includes-limited-edition-120gb-ipod-clas/">Beatles Collector's Box</a> (complete with iPod and rip-it-yourself CD library).  The tributes to the company are over the top at times -- expect to see a <em>lot</em> of Steve Jobs quotes -- but it might be worth the trip if you're in town and have a penchant for Apple gear.
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iPods may soon be harder to find in Apple stores

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Apple is yet again tweaking its retail stores to be cleaner and ritzier It's getting rid of Smart Signs — informational iPads that sit beside demo units in stores — to make way for a cleaner look and make room for more sample products. It's also removing demo iPod units from tables and making them readily available to customers by putting them on accessory shelves, according to a report by 9to5Mac, which sources Apple retail managers briefed on the plans The changes will start appearing in most Apple Stores starting next Wednesday, according to the report

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Apple nixes Monster’s licensing over Beats lawsuit

Apple Said To Be In Talks To Purchase Beats Headphones Company

Monster's lawsuit against Beats Electronics last January has come back to bite it now that Beats is an Apple subsidiary. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has killed Monster's official licensing agreement deader than that reported Beats WiFi speaker. Monster has been producing licensed accessories (lightning cables, headphones and whatnot) since 2005. Plus, it's reportedly paid more than $12 million in licensing fees since 2008 for the honor of selling "Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad" devices, some of which retailed in Apple stores. Filed under: Comments Source: Wall Street Journal

Apple iPod Touch 32gb 5th Generation Specs

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Apple iPod Touch 32gb 5th Generation Specs

Apple iPod Touch 32 GB 5th Generation Specs

From the brand new generation of Apple’s here we are going to discuss Apple iPod Touch 32gb 5th Generation Specs and review of iPod touch 5 with 32 gb of memory, for this thick-ness of 6.1mm, weighing only 88g former intellect gadget body in relation to the generation Apple iPod Touch 4 carries a lot of advancement. For the Apple iPod Touch, we certainly might not be attributed to absolute sense of the tablet, but anti so far as to think about it, almost like the boundaries of the Tablet PC is also very vague. We are able to seem to be large, called Touch, Apple iPad mini tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is generally called smooth, you possibly can put the Asus Taichi generally known as tablet notebook hybrid devices. So many people

Apple iPod Touch 32gb 5th Generation Specs
Apple iPod Touch 32gb 5th Generation Specs
Apple iPod Touch 32gb 5th Generation Specs
Apple iPod Touch 32gb 5th Generation Specs
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At Apple, Macs Pull In More Revenue Than iPads

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The demise of the computer is still nowhere to be seen. In fact, at Apple’s latest earnings call Monday, the company revealed that it pulled in $58 billion in total revenue in its January-March quarter, $5.6 billion of which came from Mac products. Meanwhile, the iPad accounted for $5.43 billion. Then again, that’s no huge accomplishment, given the iPad’s decline for more than a year now. Year over year, iPad sales have stumbled quite a bit. The latest figures peg 12.6 million tablets shipped, down from 16.35 million iPads a year earlier. 
See also: Apple iPad Sales Continue To Tank, Though The iPhone Is Doing Great
The biggest winners in the revenue game, however, were the usual suspects: the iPhone, which brought in a whopping 69 percent of total revenue, and Apple’s services—including iTunes, the App Store, iCloud, and others—which accounted for just under $5
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MacBook heir: How Apple’s laptops have thinned out over time

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Apple's new MacBook, announced on Monday, is the company's thinnest notebook ever, at just 13.1 millimeters (or 0.52 of an inch). It's the latest step in the evolution of personal computers, which, until recent years, were often clunky beasts. Naturally, we wondered: How does that super-slim profile compare in thickness to some of Apple's other most popular devices? Not just notebooks, but phones, tablets — and, yes, watches

Check out the graphic below for a scaled comparison of Apple products dating back to 1991. (Note: Devices are scaled to each other. Display on different screens may vary.) Read more... More about Gadgets, Iphone, Apple, Ipod, and Tech

MacBook heir: How Apple’s laptops have thinned out over time

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Apple's new MacBook, announced on Monday, is the company's thinnest notebook ever, at just 13.1 millimeters (or 0.52 of an inch). It's the latest step in the evolution of personal computers, which, until recent years, were often clunky beasts. Naturally, we wondered: How does that super-slim profile compare in thickness to some of Apple's other most popular devices? Not just notebooks, but phones, tablets — and, yes, watches

Check out the graphic below for a scaled comparison of Apple products dating back to 1991. (Note: Devices are scaled to each other. Display on different screens may vary.) Read more... More about Gadgets, Iphone, Apple, Ipod, and Tech

Selling A Wearable Apple

img_4135 “Oh, Apple’s making a luxury watch thing, of course it hired the CEO of Burberry to pitch it.” That’s the common line of thinking when it comes to how Apple will change its retail operations to sell the watch. But I think that’s shortsighted, and ignores several realities about Apple then and now — and whether Apple is actually a luxury retailer. The… Read More

Yahoo updates its news and lifestyle app with more interactive features

Yahoo has a bunch of apps for iOS, including Yahoo Mail, Weather, Finance and others. The primary Yahoo app (free) is what has just received an update. This app features a blend of news with Yahoo's interactive lifestyle magazines.

The Yahoo app has been slightly retooled visually, and there are some nice features that let you swipe across the screen looking at before and after photos, mainly in the lifestyle sections. The new app has more visuals than before. You can turn off any sections you don't want to see.

I find the Yahoo News Digest app more useful. The newly designed Yahoo app does a pretty inferior job of mixing ads with content, and the format is just the same. At first glance, ads look like news, making the app more difficult to use than it needs to be. Yes, it says "sponsored" on each ad, but the format is identical to a news story.

There are also some just plain awful bugs. The edit page where you decide which content you want displayed is all white, with white on white text. Needless to say, it is very difficult to navigate (see screen shot) or to exit. Someone wasn't paying attention when this update was being tested.

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Still, Yahoo has a wide range of content and it's all attractively displayed. I think the Yahoo Weather and News Digest apps are better, but if you want a wider barrel of content, this app will be adequate. Lose the deceptively formatted ads and fix the bugs, and this app will be even more useful.

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Apple’s online store returns to Russia with huge price hikes

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Remember how Russia's sudden currency devaluation led Apple to shut down its online store in the country, leaving locals without access to one of the biggest internet shops around? Well, Apple is back -- and unfortunately, the prices reflect Russia's new economic reality. If you want a 16GB iPhone 6, for example, you'll have to shell out 35 percent more than you did before, at 53,990 rubles off-contract. That's equivalent to $980, or enough to make that US-bought iPhone 6 Plus (which tops out at $949) seem like a bargain. Filed under: , , , , , , Comments Source: 9to5Mac, Apple

Black Friday 2014: Shopping guide for Best Buy, Walmart and other major retailers


Black Friday, the biggest holiday shopping day of the year, is almost upon us. If you are looking to score some Apple hardware at a rare discount price, you won't have to go too far with retailers dropping both online and in store prices on a variety of Apple gear.

Best Buy

Best Buy is the store to visit if you are interested in the new iPad models with the retailer discounting all iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 versions by $100 as part of its big Black Friday sale. Macs, including select MacBook Pro, Retina MacBook Pro MacBook Air, and non Retina iMac models, also are on sale for up to $200 discount. Lastly, the retailer is offering modest discounts on iPods, the Apple TV and other accessories. Here is the complete list of Apple-related Black Friday deals at Best Buy: Best Buy stores in the US will open at 5 pm. on Thanksgiving Day, November 27 for the first round of Black Friday shopping. The stores will stay open until 1 am. local time and close for the overnight hours. Stores will re-open again at 8 am on Black Friday, November 28. Online Black Friday savings and doorbusters start November 27 at BestBuy.com.

Walmart

Walmart has a wide range of promotions on Apple gear, including the new iPhone 6. While, you are there look for discounts on accessories for your new smartphone or tablet. Walmart is offering its Black Friday deals for five days, beginning Thursday, November 27. The retailer will kick off its Black Friday deals at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day, with select products being discounted at different times.off

Target

Target is starting its Black Friday sale with discounts on the iPhone and iPad. Instead of a price drop, the retailer is offering gift cards with each eligible purchase. Most Target retail stores are slated to open on Thursday, November 27 at 6 pm, but customers should call their local stores to confirm the exact store hours. Customers with a Target REDcard will receive an additional 5% discount all purchases.

Sam's Club

Sam's Club offers some fantastic prices, including an iPhone 6 for a low $99. Unlike Best Buy, which also is taking $100 off the price of the iPhone, the Sam's Club deals does not require you to trade in an older iPhone model. Sams's Club members get first dibs on the sales, so make sure you have a membership and it is up-to-date before the Black Friday sales start. Sam's Club started its holiday discounts on November 15th with sales on select items. Black Friday sales are available to members only and will begin November 28 at 7am with online deals starting one day earlier on Thursday, November 27.

Staples

Staples favors the iPad in its Black Friday promotion, taking $100 off the iPad Air and up to $20 off iPad mini models. The retailer also is discounting its fitness trackers, iTunes gift cards, and other Apple-related accessories. Staples is offering its Black Friday deals for an entire week, beginning on Sunday, November 23 and lasting until Friday, November 28.

RadioShack

RadioShack isn't discounting any Apple tablets or phones, but it is lowering its prices on several Apple-related accessories. RadioShack will open its doors at 8 am on Thursday, November 27.

Toys R Us

Similar to Radio Shack, Toysrus only will discount a limited number of Apple-related items as part of its Black Friday sale. Toys R Us will open at 5 pm on Thursday, November 27. Sales also will begin online starting 10pm ET on Wednesday, November 26.

hhgregg

hhgregg's sale focuses on the iPad with over $100 off select iPad models. The retailer also is discounting Beats hardware and the Apple TV. hhgregg will kick off its Black Friday sales starting at 4 pm on Thursday, November 27, with Apple-related deals starting at 7 am on Friday, November 28.

Apple

Apple is offering (PRODUCT)RED iTunes Gift Cards for purchases of select Apple products. The gift card amount varies based on the product being purchased and include the following values:
  • iPhone (iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c) - $50
  • iPad (iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini) - $50
  • Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Retina iMac, Retina MacBook Pro) - $100
  • iPod (iPod touch, iPod nano) - $25
  • Apple TV - $25
  • Beats by Dr. Dre - $25
Apple's Black Friday promotion begins November 28. Deals will be available at both Apple Retail and Online Stores.

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Logitech’s AnyAngle case: Just the angle you want for iPad Air 2, iPad mini

Logitech AnyAngle Case for iPad Air 2, iPad mini
Logitech continues to outpace most accessory manufacturers in coming out with a variety of very useful products for the iPad. Today's announcement is for a very adjustable iPad case for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini called the AnyAngle (US$59.99). As you can see in the video below, AnyAngle uses a unique hinge mechanism to adjust to, well, just about any angle.
I can see the AnyAngle being a good companion to Logitech's recently-released Keys-To-Go Bluetooth Keyboard, a standalone keyboard equipped with Logitech's splashproof FabricSkin. It's the perfect combo for people who want to use a keyboard with their iPads, but don't necessarily want that keyboard to be attached to the tablet. AnyAngle comes in a variety of colors - Black, Red/Blue, Violet, Grey, Teal, and Yellow. We hope to have a review item in hand soon.

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Superimpose for iOS lets you blend and superimpose your photos



Superimpose (US$0.99) does a first class job of taking part of one photo and adding it to another. It's great for removing your best friend from a picture taken in your living room and putting them at Niagara Falls, or taking the head of one person (or your dog) and placing it on another body.

There have been other apps that do this, and of course on your Mac there are Photoshop or other image editing applications, but Superimpose makes it easy and has the added advantage of giving you tools to match the exposure and color of the two layers before you blend them.

To use the app, click on the Library button and you are asked to load the background, followed by the foreground. There are a variety of masking tools that let you knock out the foreground areas that should be eliminated. One handy tool is a Magic Wand that tries to do this automatically. That's only likely to succeed if your subject is standing against a solid color or the sky. For further masking tasks, there are brushes that can be resized to get as little or as much as you want. One thing the app does very nicely is that it offsets the view of what you are masking, so you can see the image without your finger being in the way.



If you miss on your masking, there is an eraser tool that lets you un-mask any parts that are sloppy. With a little practice, you'll have the best methods down. Superimpose allows you to rescale, rotate or flip the foreground to work best with the background.

To make things even easier, you can match the color cast of the two layers. Nothing screams composite louder than two pictures with different color appearances. There is even a tool that lets you put a shadow of the foreground object on the added background. Superimpose also supports blending of textures and there are a variety of filters for special effects. Your saved images will be at full resolution, giving you the best possible quality.

I had no trouble at all using the app, but it does take a bit of practice to learn the art of masking. The tools provided make it as easy as it can be, and you are likely to get great results.

Superimpose is not an app you will use every day, but when you want to try the effect it's one of the best apps I've seen.

The app contains links to video tutorials, which I would recommend you view before you jump in. Superimpose is a clever app at a reasonable price. It requires iOS 7 or later, and it's universal.

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Apple wants all iOS apps to use 64-bit code starting in February

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Apple may have only introduced 64-bit computing to iPhones and iPads a little over a year ago, but it's already preparing for the day when legacy 32-bit code is gone for good. The Cupertino crew is now telling developers that their iOS apps must include 64-bit support from February 1st onward. While the company won't kick out existing titles, both new apps and updated releases will have to make the switch. Theoretically, this is easy -- developers just have to build apps using the most recent tools and standard settings. Filed under: , , , Comments Via: 9to5Mac Source: Apple Developer

Apple’s iOS 8 is now available for you to download

Apple's iOS 8 may not look too different from the version that preceded it, but trust us: there are plenty of new bits and bobs to get familiar with once you start poking around. Now that you've had some time to dig into our full review, you can take iOS 8 for a spin yourself -- Apple has just pushed the update live, so check your iDevice's settings to see if it's your time to shine. Just keep a few things in mind before you enter the breach: the update will only install on the iPhone 4S and newer, the iPad 2 and newer and the 5th generation iPod Touch. Oh, and it looks like Apple is having some HealthKit trouble at the moment, so all HealthKit compatible apps have been temporarily removed from the App Store. According to tweets from Carrot Fit developer Brian Mueller, Apple has been saying that a fix is in the works but there's no ETA on when it'll actually take effect. Nothing like a few hiccups to kick off a massive software launch, no?
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It’s amazing what artists can do with an iPad and a stylus

Despite Steve Jobs' assertion at the launch of the iPad in 2010 that it was more of a "content consumption tool" than something that people would use to create content, exactly the opposite has been true. Musicians use iPads on stage for a variety of uses, writers have written books on the devices, and artists find the iPad's display to be a wonderful virtual canvas for drawing and painting. TenOne Design runs an annual Pogo Art Contest that revolves around its Pogo, Pogo Connect, and Pogo Sketch styluses. The 2014 contest just ended, and we thought you'd love to see some of the artworks that came out of the minds of some really creative folks. At the top of this post you see this year's winner, Memories by Spanish artist Jaime Sanjuan. The painting is incredibly detailed and evokes comparison with works by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Below is a detail of the winner of the Current Events category, a painting called "Curiosity's First Year on Mars" by Ray Cassel. Cassel is an award-winning illustrator who specializes in science and wildlife work. And finally, the winner in the "The Way You See It" category for 2014 is a vaguely spooky painting by Leah Korbin titled "Night Swim" (below). Korbin is a visual and musical artist based in Los Angeles, California. There are more paintings where those came from! Be sure to visit the Ten One Design 2014 gallery for a look at all the creative entries that came in this year.

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